CCGT Power Plants in Taiwan
Chang Bin
Location: Changhua
Operator: Star Energy Power Corp
Configuration: 490-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501F gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Toshiba
EPC: Toshiba
Quick facts: Chang Bin is near the Star Buck power plant on Taiwan's west-central coast. Construction started in Dec 2001 and the power station went commercial on 29 Mar 2004 about 1mo ahead of schedule. TCC thereby became the first Taiwanese contractor to complete a full turnkey contract for a plant of this size. The project is owned by Taiwan Cogeneration Corp, Tokyo Electric Power, China Development Industrial Bank, Chiao Tung Bank, and Sumitomo Corp. Star Buck has a 25yr PPA with Taipower.

Photograph courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co
Posted 25 Jul 2009

Chiahui
Location: Chiyai
Operator: Chiahui Power Corp (CPC)
Configuration: 670-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
Quick facts: The original developer was Taiwan Cement Corp, which sold a 40% stake in the plant to J-Power for $64.5mn in Dec 2002. The plant has a 25yr PPA with Taipower plus a 25yr gas supply contract with Chinese Petroleum Corp. GE has an O&M contract for the plant, which went commercial in Dec 2003. Chiyai’s total cost was about $400mn. In Jan 2002, a $305mn, 15yr syndicated loan for the plant was agreed by 12 local banks led by China Industrial Development Bank.

Photograph courtesy of J-Power
Posted 25 Aug 2004

Ever Power
Location: Taoyuan
Operator: Ever Power IPP Co Ltd
Configuration: Two 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT24A gas turbines
Operation: 2000-2001
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: Austrian Energy
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB
Quick facts: In Jan 1998, financing closed on this CCGT in Hai Fu, about 40km west of Taipei near the international airport. The project cost about $660mn. The plant started-up in October 2001 as Taiwan’s first full-scale IPP. Taipower signed a 25yr PPA with Ever Power. Marubeni was part of hte original development conosritum divested its interest in 2003, and then reacquired a 40% stake in Jan 2008 for about $200mn. The site was sized for a second pair of combined-cycle blocks of similar size.

Photograph courtesy of Marubeni
Posted 4 Aug 2010

Hsin Tao
Location: Hsinchu
Operator: Hsin Tao Power
Configuration: 600-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Bechtel
Quick facts: This was the first installation of FA gas turbine technology in Taiwan, and also GE's first long-term O&M contract in the country.

Photograph courtesy of Marley Cooling Technologies
Posted 20 Mar 2005

Hsinta CC
Location: Kaohsiung
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 5 X 442-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with V84.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1998-1999
Fuel: LNG, No 2 oil
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Pacific Engineers & Constructors, Taipower
Quick facts: This $1bn+ plant was ordered in 1994 for peak and intermediate load generation. The CCGT plant is in the southwestern port city of Kaohsiung next to a 2,100-MW coal and oil-fired plant completed in the 1980s. Siemens' scope of supply also included Teleperm ME control systems and other electrical equipment. The HRSGs are of the vertical, forced circulation design with two pressure levels. A substantial part of the boiler supply was subcontracted to Taiwanese companies. China Petroleum Corp (CPC) supplies LNG from Malaysia fuel for from its nearby Yung An LNG receiving terminal which was expanded to coincide with the Hsinta power project.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 8 Dec 2007

Kuo Kuang
Location: Taoyuan
Operator: Kuo Kuang Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V84.3A2 gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Pacific Engineers & Constructors Ltd
Quick facts: In Aug 2000, Kuo Kuang Power was established to bid into Taipower’s third IPP bidding round. The site is in Guishan Township, Taoyuan county, about 20km southeast of Taipei. KKPC is a joint venture of CPC Corp (45%), Kansai Power International Corp (20%), and Meiya Power (35%). The plant went commercial on 3 Nov 2003 and is connected to the grid at 345kV.

Photograph courtesy of Bureau of Energy
Posted 4 Aug 2010

Star Buck
Location: Changhua County
Operator: Star Buck Power Corp
Configuration: 490-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: TCC, Gibsin
Quick facts: Star Buck is one of Taiwan's 2005 government IPP projects and is sited on Taiwan's west-central coast. Construction started in Mar 2007 and the power station went commercial on 30 Jun 2009. TCC thereby became the first Taiwanese contractor to complete a full turnkey contract for a plant of this size. The project is owned by TCC (33.7%), Tokyo Electric Power (22.7%), China Development Industrial Bank (20%), Mega International Commercial Bank (10%), Cathay Life Insurance (9%), and Sumitomo Corp (4.6%). Star Buck has a 25yr PPA with Taipower.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Cogeneration Corp
Posted 25 Jul 2009

Sun Ba
Location: Tainan
Operator: Sun Ba Power Corp
Configuration: Two 490-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with M501F gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Toshiba
EPC: Toshiba
Quick facts: This IPP is in southern Taiwan. Construction started in Dec 2001 and the power station went commercial on 29 Mar 2004 about 1mo ahed of schedule. 9. TCC thereby became the first Taiwanese contractor to complete a full turnkey contract for a plant of this size. The project is owned by Taiwan Cogeneration Corp, Tokyo Electric Power, China Development Industrial Bank (20%), Chiao Tung Bank, Ta Ya Corp, and Sumitomo Corp). Sun Ba has a 25yr PPA with Taipower. Also known as Fong Der.

Photograph courtesy of Aipotec Enterprise Co Ltd
Posted 25 Jul 2009

Tatan-I
Location: Taoyuan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: Two 700-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with M501F gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: LNG, oil
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, CTCI
Quick facts: The biggest of Taipower’s CCGT greenfield plants is Tatan on a 143ha site near Kuanying on the northwest coast. Land reclamation started in Apr 1999. The equipment tender for the first two blocks was released in Apr 1999 and the EPC contracts signed in Jun 2003 for a total of about ¥200bn. In Jul 2003, Taipower and CPC signed a $8.7bn, 25yr agreement for 1.7mn tpy of LNG for the plant to be supplied from a new LNG terminal in Taichung. Four 700-MW, 2+1 blocks with M701G gas turbines are under construction for service in 2007/08 and two more 720-MW blocks are planned. Also known as Datan.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 24 Feb 2007

Tunghsiao
Location: Miaoli
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: Two 317-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with 7001E gas turbines, one 300-MW, 3+1 block with GT11D5 gas turbines, three 320-MW, 3+1 blocks with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 1980-2000
Fuel: LNG, oil
HRSG supplier: Steinmuller, NEM
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi, BBC, Alstom
Quick facts: This is one of the most complicated CCGT plants in the world with six blocks of various configurations and from various suppliers.

Photograph by Florian Donno
Posted 27 Jan 2007

Tunghsiao-6
Location: Miaoli
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 320-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of ABB
Posted 23 Mar 2002

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-Dec-2013

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